USDA Forest Service

The proponent proposes to test drill in 4 locations for mining exploration.

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The data are created to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for a variety of planning and analysis purposes.

Map of Crook National Forest, Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona

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FSM 2000 – National Forest Resource Management
Chapter 2080 – Noxious Weed Management

Resolution Copper Mining, LLC of 102 Magma Heights, Superior, AZ 85273 (hereinafter called the Holder) is hereby authorized to use or occupy National Forest System lands, to use subject to the conditions set out below, on the Tonto National Forest of the National Forest System.

FSM 2600 – Wildlife, Fish, and Sensitive Plant Habitat Management
Chapter 2670 – Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Plants and Animals

During the mid to late 1990s, precious metals prices plummeted and mines in Nevada, Idaho, Montana and elsewhere had to be closed by the Forest Service using money from reclamation bonds. This experience demonstrated that reclamation requirements and bonds for mining operations on federal lands in the Western United States were inadequate in some cases.

FSM 2600 – Wildlife, Fish, and Sensitive Plant Habitat Management
Chapter 2620 – Habitat Planning and Evaluation

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Comments from each of the six public hearings are available for viewing. Note that the public comment period is now closed.

Public Hearing Comments

Draft EIS

The draft EIS public comment period closed November 7, 2019. All 30,000+ comment submittals are now under review for consideration in the compilation of the final EIS.

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website